The Scale | Granite State Minerals

A large part of the Granite State Minerals operation relies heavily on this piece of earth.  The sand/salt that is delivered and then loaded into trucks and shipped has to be weighed before it can hit the road.  I was struck by the view on my way home this afternoon, with the pastel colored sky and the size of the sand/salt piles as they grew. I didn’t feel like changing the lens I had on my camera so I ended up with this wide angle shot that  captures the view from the Market Street entrance and lens some scale to the scene.

Textures of The Waterfront

In this early morning shot of The South End from the Peirce Island Bridge, there are a few elements that make this one memorable for me.  The subtle ripples of the windswept water and the smooth and wispy clouds in the sky compliment the man made structures that anchor the waterfront.

Watching the Horizon

The Marginal Way in Ogunquit must be one of the most beautiful pulaces on the eastern seaboard.  The rocky coastline is marked by a beautiful walking path, with direct water access and a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean and plenty of massive coastal homes.  I’d shot here before, although in a limited area…and I found myself shooting in a new spot this time around.  Immediately I recognized a landmark, as I’d seen beautifully captured before by my good friend Chris Lazzery – who has made some great images during his visits here.

The landmark was this massive lifeguard chair perched on the rock.  It’s very striking when captured well…I’ve got a couple more exposures of it that I like and plan to share soon.  I will definitely be back for another attempt!


Sunset on The Cliffs

As I was heading home from work, in the late afternoon sunlight, I was itching to find something to shoot.  There weren’t many clouds in the sky, but the colors of the sky were gorgeous.  As I was making my way down the hill on Market Street and approaching the salt piles, I realized how perfectly and subtly the cliff of one of the piles was lit.  I immediately found a parking spot and hopped out of the car so I could capture the light. I love the resemblance ot a mountain top or a sand dune…and the fact that it’s the materials that will be keeping our roads safe in a few short months.

Sunrise Over The City

One of the things that you see less often here at The Daily Portsmouth is the city from above.  Sunrises also show up less often, mostly because I cherish my sleep, but also because it’s rare to fit into my schedule. Today, I’d like you to enjoy both a view from high above Hanover Street with some gorgeous clouds near the horizon at sunrise.  From atop The Residences at Portwalk, the Memorial Bridge looks like it’s been set on fire in the distance, and the High-Hanover parking garage looks as desolate as it was.


Boats | Kittery, Maine

Boats are both an escape for adventure and a way of life (for fishermen/lobstermen, etc.) in the seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine.  In this shot, a few boats are seen docked on the Kittery, Maine side of the Piscataqua River.

I snapped this after enjoying what I’m sure will only be a handful of walks I’ll take across the Memorial Bridge before its central lift span is removed sometime later this year.  What a beautiful way to see the waterfront, strolling along the grates and perched above the boating activity and the rapid current beneath.

Trees at Great Island Common

Early in the spring, the trees began to regain their color and personality that they lost in the fall.  Buds began appearing – and the trees here along the coast in New Castle at Great Island Common enjoy their waterfront view of the Atlantic Ocean.

In the Kitchen at The Wentworth-Gardner

Everyone knows the history in the seacoast is incredibly rich.  We are fortunate to also have some lasting relics of times gone by.  Here is the kitchen area of the Wentworth-Gardner house, the beautiful Georgian style mansion located on the South End Waterfront.  From the instant you step inside this beautifully maintained home it is evident that it’s from a different era.  Just look at all the rich light and textures and the massive built-in.  Check it out sometime if you have the opportunity…their website is here.



Looking Up at The North Church

The North Church is one of the most photographed landmarks in Portsmouth.  It’s easy to see why, it’s beautiful, striking, easily identifiable (from all of Portsmouth), it captures light in a hundred different ways depending on the time of day, cloud cover, etc.  It’s been a fun challenge of mine to shoot it in as many different interesting ways as possible.  It’s so tall, that every time I walk nearby I find myself magnetized to looking up.  This shot is no exception, and I went with a dramatic black & white processing to give it a distinct feel.